June 2, 2015

Reading List 2015: June

May has come and gone and despite the occasional rain showers and thunderstorms in the metro, the weather bureau says this El Nino phenomenon is going to last for a little bit more. Classes have started yesterday for most of the schools in the country, so it's a crazy start for June. How did your May go?

Before I present my June reading list, the mandatory recap of last month's performance:

  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - A tale of two brothers and a shared wife, one after the other. 4/5
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay - Jumbles of military jargon masquerading as short stories. 2.5/5
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - Currently on page 250.
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - Not yet read. 

My family and I went on a five-day vacation in Hong Kong on the second week of May, so that explains the two-book backlog. I did bring Redeployment along with me on the trip but never managed to crack it open, heh.

Anyway, here is my June reading list:

  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - The book club's book of the month.
  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel - Spillover from May.
  • How to be both by Ali Smith - One of my must-reads for the year. Bought this copy from Page One in Harbour City, Hong Kong.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - Currently reading. 

What do you think of my reading list this month? Do you have any reading list for the month, as well?


Louize DG said...

Oh, so Redeployment isn't as good as we expect it. I was hoping it was as good as Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Happy June! :)

Monique said...

Mommy L: It wasn't good enough to get nominated for the NBA but look, it even won. I was sorely disappointed. But don't take my word for it, there are others who liked this a lot.